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LIEP New Students

 Welcome to the Loyola Intensive English Program!  

There are still a few more steps that you will need to take before you start your English journey at LIEP.  Click through the links below to see what steps you still need to take!

Getting Your Visa

If you plan to enter on a student (F-1) or an exchance (J-1) visa and you have already received your admission packet, you will need to get your student (F-1 or J-1) visa!  You can read more about the process here.  


Plan to arrive a day or two before your orientation to help you adjust to your new surroundings! You can find driving directions to Loyola and a campus map here.  

Residential Life

If you are planning to live on-campus, you can read more about where you will be living and meal plan options here.

International Student Health Insurance

If you are on an F-1 or J-1 visa, you are required to have health insurance that you can use while you study in the United States.  Students on an F-1 and J-1 are automatically signed up for Lewermark Insurance through a Loyola health insurance plan.  You can read more about the health insurance requirements at this website.  If you want to fill out the health insurance waiver before you come, you can read more about the requirements by clicking the "Waiver of Coverage" tab on this website.  


All LIEP students are required to turn in an Immunization form by the end of the first week of classes.  It is easier and cheaper to get your immunizations while you are still in your country.  If you have not filled out your immunization form yet, you can download it here.  If you do not wish to receive the vaccines, you can fill out a waiver. Please note that if you are living on campus, you must turn in a completed vaccination form. If you have questions about the vaccines or the waiver, please contact us at

LIEP Class Schedule

You can view an example of the LIEP class schedule here.  


Parking on-campus

To park on campus, you must have a Loyola parking decal.  If you are planning on driving to orientation, email so that we can make arrangements for you to park on-campus your first day.  You will be allowed to park on Loyola's campus without a parking decal on the first day of orientation; after that, you will receive a parking ticket and have to pay a fine.  To purchase a parking decal, you need a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and registration.  You can purchase a parking decal at the Parking Office.  Rates for parking decals during the Fall and Spring semester are $180.  If you are coming for an 8-week session or during the summer, prices are based on the number of weeks you will be attending classes.  You can read more about parking here.  

Parking off-campus

If you are planning on driving to LIEP, you should know beforehand that parking off-campus can be difficult.  Most of the streets around Loyola have what is called 2-hour parking.  This means that if you park for more than 2 hours, you might receive a parking ticket and have to pay a fine.  Before you park near Loyola, you should look for signs like the one below.  If you are driving and plan to park off-campus on your first day, please give yourself extra time to find parking and to walk to the building.

2 hour parking signs on public streets around the university












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